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Why is the 2021 Toyota Highlander Better than Old Models?

Why is the 2021 Toyota Highlander Better than Old Models?

 

 

If you love the Toyota Highlander, then you may be deciding between the previous models. The new 2021 Highlander debut this year, and you may wonder what changes or differences from the previous lineup. Let's take a look at the minor changes and see if it's worth it for you.

 

The 2021 Highlander maintains its handsomely styled design and still packs a 3.5-L V6 engine that delivers 295 hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque. It is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and can tow up to 5,000 lbs., providing plenty of functionality. You can also opt for an updated Hybrid line powered by a 2.5-L four-cylinder engine and creates 240 hp. The 2019 model has a 2.7 L 4-cylinder that brings 185 hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque.

 

An available Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD System with Drive Mode Select and Driveline Disconnect features is optional if you want an upgrade. When it comes to the design, 2021 styles up with more aggressive exterior styling - adding 2.36 inches and increasing rear cargo space to 16.1 cubic feet. It also provides an extra 1.2 inches of legroom for second-row passengers, and two bench seats in the 2nd and 3rd rows or you can opt for captain's chairs.

 

2021 Toyota Highlander Interior

 

The technology is stepping its A-game in the 2021 Highlander, with new features like a standard 8-inch Toyota Entune 3.0 touchscreen infotainment system. This system allows access to Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Amazon Alexa, replacing the previous technology with a 6.1-inch Toyota Entune touchscreen.

 

If you want to go all out for 2021, the new intimidating XSE trim level joins the Highlander lineup for 2021. It gives the highlander a more aggressive exterior design, unique 20-inch wheels, and sportier calibration for the suspension. All models (including the hybrid-line) will get additional driver-assistance features -> including semi-automated emergency steering technology designed to help drivers avoid collisions.

 

Now that you know the primary differences between the 2021 and 2020 Toyota Highlander, the next best step you can take is to see one for yourself. Stop by Myers Barrhaven Toyota and check out our vehicles on the lot. Whether you want a new or used Highlander, we can help you find the ideal one.

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